1 THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, May 10th, Nightly at 7.45 and during the Week, HER LIFE IN LONDON. FRIDAY ONLY, A SECRET WEDDING. Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. A programme of unflagging interest is presented here this week. Mr. Alfred Wellesley, supported by Miss Beatrice Webb and Mr. Len Neville, presents a wonderful character study in Uncle's Courtship," Mr. Wellesley's "Uncle" is a, wonderful piece of histrionic ability, never overstepping the mark, but being true to -nature. Mr. 0. H. Charlton, the phenomenal wizard, mystifies his audience beyond expectation. There are conjurors and conjurors, but Mr. Charlton is a con- juror, and the more one sees of his tricks the less he understands them. The mystic kettle trick was a great favourite, espe- cially with the thirsty members of the audience. The man with a voice, Mr. ,au ien Godfrey James, is a very popular turn. The singing collier as he is termed, com- pletely captured his audience with his beautiful tenor voice, which is remark- able for its sonority and sweetness of tone. Bristol and Hull are responsible for a smart bit of comedy; Eugene and Willie present an extraordinary smart novelty musical act; whilst Carl Bennie's ventriloquism is the acme of perfection. The Bioscope Pictures are of exceptional interest. Tivoli, Pentre. The premier attraction this week is un- doubtedly the performance of the Four Idanias, Their performance is original, clever and artistic throughout, and is well worth witnessing. Next comes Marie Kendal, the famous comedienne of London halls. She possesses an excellent voice, and her songs are also "taking." The choruses soon become popular and are frequently repeated. Her success can be inferred from the fact that she was obliged to appear four times on Monday evening. Smart Brothers form a really clever com- bination of eccentric acrobats. Their turn is well appreciated and elicits encores, to which there is a response which is in itself very laughable. For grace and •gl^ern^ss combined it will be difficult to and a better exponent than La Belle Nello, who is styled the Queen of Equipoise." There are few to dispute her title. She is well applauded for her efforts. Charles Stevens scores a success as a singer of comic songs. His voice is very powerful, clear and distinct, and the songs are also good. His representa- tion of a "Militiaman" must be the result of careful study. Other good turns are given by Taylor and Bridge, singers from Lancashire mills, and by Steve McCarthy. The Tivoliscope completes the entertainment with an excellent realistic picture of Spanish life and customs. Palace Porth. Rounds of atpplause are accorded John R. Poole's Seven Bramusas, which top the hill at the Palace this week. This is a very talented troupe of artistes, and really deserves all the praise accorded them. Their scena, Music Afloat," is an instan- taneous success. Banzai, the Japanese troupe, including Togo, the only Japanese English singer, are fine. Their feats are really astonishing. George S. Melvin, Scottish comedian and dancer, is also very good. The Brothers Burge, athletic comedy artistes, are a distinctive feature; while Matthews and Brown, the great unbleached pair of eccentrics, are a speciality and evoke roars of laughter. Much amusement is caused by Syd Herman, the Hebrew comedian, in song-I and patter. Cyrus Dare, royal society humorist and mimic, is also good; while Annie Casey, comedienne, and Charles Chard, comedian, are also excellent items. The pictures of the Palascope are good and quite up-to-date. Opera House, Trehepbert, Messrs. Poole have secured another grand selection of films for this week. Wanted a Son-in-law is a very perfect picture. The trials of the applicant are in every way delightfully comical. Another of the most comical type is A Cure for Bashfulness," which gives with extreme vividness the disposition of a youth before and after taking the miraculous cure. Other comical pictures are —" Clock of the Coalman," Matrimonial Stages," We desire a Butler," and Depilatory Powder." Two most pathetic pictures are A Poor Man's Romance and The Magic of Music." Behind a Mask is a beautifully coloured and very amusing film. The picture most applauded is The Police Dogs of Paris," showing, as it does, the tracking of criminals by the intelli- gent police dogs. The monotony of the pictures is broken by Mr. Lonzo Brown, coon singer and expert sand dancer. The Sisters Hampel also appear with their bright original cross-talk and dancing. As comediennes they excel, for with merry and smart jests, and snappy talk, they send the house into hearty convulsions of merriment and delight. They are also clever dancers, and their pretty, breezy Thongs are highly appreciated, i Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Mr. Augustine Knight's company opened a week's engagement at the Theatre .Royal, Tonypandy, on Monday to a large and appreciative audience in a romantic military play, entitled "Revenge," which contains many features of interest. The parts are well filled and capably inter- preted. Special mention may be made of Miss Ella Vane, as The Queen"; Miss Maude Steeple, as Lieutenant Maurice" Mr. Knight, as "Prince Orloff"; and Mr. John Worth, as "C'apt. Vanessa," which may be called the leading parts; while good acting is shown by all the other members of the company. Mr. Wilson Summers, as "Count Mussant," and Mr. Henry 0. Ward, as "Stephen," being responsible for intense merriment.
Sudden Frenzy of Ogmore Vale Farmer. A terrible tragedy occurred at Aber Farm, Ogmore Vale, in the early hours of Tuesday morning last. The house was occupied by two bachelor brothers, Jenkyn and William Williams, their housekeeper, Mary Jane Barton, and a man servant. Miss Barton belonged to Garn Farm, Wenvoe, near Cardiff. Jenkyn Williams (45) committed suicide by cutting his troat with a razor after brutally battering in the skull of Miss Barton with a. kitchen poker, which was found near the girl's bedroom. A great sensation has been caused in the locality as a result of the tragedy, and great sympathy is felt for deceased's family, who are one of the oldest and most respected families in Mid-Glamorgan. I Deceased was the- eldest living son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkyn Williams, of l'enllwyn- gwent Farm, near Blackmill, the father having led a prominent public life, and last year' was the chairman of the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council. I HAVE KILLED THE GIRL." The tragedy is supposed to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday. About 3 a.m. Jenkyn complained of feeling unwell, and his brother William at once sum- moned Dr. Anderson, who attended imme- diately, and left with William for the surgery, saying that he would send some medicine. When "William returned, Jenkyn was dressed and was downstairs, and William went out to fetch some coal in order to light the fire. It was early and was unnecessary to call the servant. Whilst Williams was out for the coal, Jenkyn appears to have been seized with homicidal mania. Using the kitchen poker as a weapon, he apparently went upstairs and burst open the door of the bedroom in which Miss Barton was sleep- ing, and battered in her skull by means of the poker. He afterwards came down- stairs with a raxor in his hand, and was in the act of cutting his throat when William returned. He tried to intervene, but Jenkyn threatened to do the same to him, at the same ime exclaiming, I have killed the girl and am now going to kill myself." William thereupon rushed out of the house to summon Dr. Anderson and P.S. Wm. Hall. When they returned, they found Jenkyn dead and lying in a pool of blood. He had a terrible gash right across his throat, and the main arteries were severed. The razor was found by his side. The bed- room of Miss Barton was afterwards entered. She was found lying on her back in bed. The bedclothes were saturated with blood and her head was terribly battered in. She was in an un- conscious state. There were no signs of a struggle, and so it is concluded that she was attacked in her sleep. The kitchen poker, which had evidently been used by the frenzied man in his mad onslaught, was found in the bedroom of the brothers. Miss Barton, who is 30 years of age, is lying in a precarious condition. She was formerly housekeeper at Rhiwglyn Farm, Ogmore Vale, and has held her present post for about a, vear. MOTIVELESS CRIME. The relatives of the deceased man can- not account in any way for his sudden frenzy. It appears that on Monday night, both the brothers attended the big meetings at Diiiaiu, Nantymoel, and afterwards remained at the house of their brother, Mr. Evan Williams, head- master, Wyndham School, until 11 p.m. CONDITION OF VICTIM. The condition of the injured woman is reported to be hopeless. Needless to say, the affair has cast quite a gloom over the Valley, as both parties are well known in the locality. Mr. Barton could throw no light what- ever on the tragedy.
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POOLE — Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BY NORTH TT & 9 I'wieeMightly, rg & & First Performance betwedi 6.50 and 9. Second Performance between 9 and 11. Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each house. M Specia I Trams leave the Palace after each Performance. Monday, May 10th, and during the week- JO'U.xiGgl.xi.'s 1*1 11s SYDNEY BRANDON, the Youngest Character Actof Royal OCOtCn UOll 6S on the Stage.s- ^.3 In Character Studies from Books and Plays'1 including! David The Canine Actors. Copperfield, Uriah Heep, Oliver Twist, Fagin the Jew, and his latest and greatest Success from the late Sir Henry Irving's Bell THE McGREGORS, the World's Leading Xylophone The Dream of Matthias. Experts. FRANK FOX, the Versatile Comedian. ARTHUR STAGEY, Eccentric Comedian and Dancer. Q.LF OMDA « .J. THE PALASCOPE bAH SPIRA, Entertainer at the Piano, T „ n • „ TT ttt i i„ In a Grand Series of Up-to-Date Films Weekly- FRED BAMFOBD, the Whistling Boy and Human Lark. HJIESS ELGONAS, REED AND STEVENS, in their Comedy bketch, Wonderful and Elegant Gymnasts, in their Amazingly Cleyef "Marned or Photographed." Performance. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces, Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY &PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, id.) Early Doors, 6-30 and 8-40. Ordinary Doors Open at 6-40 and 8-50. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge. L. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY. 7 Monday, iVIay 10,1909, and during the Week TWICE NIGHTLY. V W -t- -H—.J J— WILL STONE'S ELEGTRIG BIOSCOPE AT THE ALTAR. HARRY IS TOO FOND OF THE LADIES. ELECTRIFIED HUMPBACK. HIS WIFE'S MOTHER. THE FORGOTTEN UMBRELLA. THE MADMAN'S CHILD. a Have You Heard the HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA? THE FINEST IN SOUTH WALES. Special engagement of <)S& .A.eII. In their Highly Sensational Gymnastic and Pot-Pourri Act. SID CROSSLEY, the Long Comedian. 1 0 THE DAYS, in their Interesting Entertainment of Second Sight. WILLS & WARLOCK, Comedians and Double Chair Slab Dancing. M, B ISi-LTXC HIRE, and his Acrobatie Dogs, Look out for ARTHUR NORTON, the 9st. Champion Wrestler of the World. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. TIVOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUN N 7 and 9. Twice Nightly. 7 and 9. Monday, May 10th, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Special Engagement of the Royal J3 JIl JM Z A I Family of Real Japanese, including Little Togo. Many New Items since their last visit, and an addition in the person of the one and only Jap-English Singer, TiNy NOGI. PHIL PARSONS, the Popular Light Comedian. MDLLE. SYLVESTO, the Agile and Graceful Contortionist. GEO. S. MELVIN, Scottish Comedian and Dancer. FRED AUSTIN, and his Comedy Nippers. LESLIE & PLAYER, Refined Comedy Duettists and Patterers. RICHARD FINBERG, the Popular Actor, in Character Studies from various Plays. THE TIVOLISCOPE, with the Best Pictures Obtainable. Cannot be Beaten. And the Australia's Comedy Musical Act. THE TIVOLI BAND (of Selected Musicians), one of the best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. W. CRONIN. Early Doors, 6,30 and 8.40. Ordinary Doors at 6.40 and 8.50. CIRCLE, I/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d' GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d). (Saturdays, 4d.). WSW 19W M A OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited MONDAY NEXT, MAY 10th, AND DURING THE WEEK, For Six Nights Only and Saturday Matinee at 3 o'clock. LEONI CLARKE & Co., With his Wonderful Performing Cats. The Cat King introduces 200 Cats, Dogs, Canaries, Cavies, Rabbits, Monkeys, &c. ¡ A GRAND SPECIAL SELECTION OF POOLE'S PICTURES. [ 4* The Highest of Animated Photography. The Acme of Perfection. The latest and Up-to-date Films. Cannot be Beaten. Poole's Popular Prices. Balcony, 1/ Early Door, 1/3. Pit, 6d., Early Door, 9d. Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Saturday?, 4d 7.30 Nightly. Early Doors,6,50. Ordinary Doors, 7.20. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOL £ -0- |||1 TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock §1§ Saata booked daily by Post or Tele. No 625 Nail Monday, May 10th, 1909, and Twic. P Nightly during1 the Week, MIKE S. WHALLEM, A Crisp Cracker of Jokes and Stories, tumbling out in a torrent. The Human Atoms, STRASSBURGER MIDGETS I Vocalists, Acrobats, Dancers and Wrestlers. VENIE CLEMENTS, Refined Comedienne and Dancer. The Old Firm The Old Firm CHAPiLES MORTON, In his Original Mimetic Monologue, Pros, at the Races," Dancer. S The Old Firm The Old Firm M CHARLES MORTON, In his Original Mimetic Monologue, Pros, at the Races," NELL EMERALD, The Cheer Up Girl in Song and Dance. The Original Comedian, CHRIS. VAN BERN*. The Comedy Novelty. 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